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  CBS    CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley    News/Business. Scott  
   Pelley.  (2013) New. (CC) (Stereo)  

    February 7, 2013
    5:30 - 5:59pm PST  

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tracey. >> reporter: an assault team arrived by helicopter and tracked through the snow in big bear california this afternoon on the trail of christopher dorner. they found his burned out truck in the mountain town 100 miles from los angeles. john mcmahon is sheriff of san san bernardino county. >> certainly could be anywhere at this point and that's why we're searching door to door. >> reporter: law enforcement is on tactical alert even surrounding los angeles police headquarters to defend it. at 1:25 this morning, the former cop and navy veteran allegedly shot at two police officers in corona california, wounding one. twipt minutes later he killed a riverside, california policeman in a stop light ambush. dorner is believed to have multiple weapons including a semiautomatic rifle. police chief charlie beck: >> of course he knows what he's doing. we trained him. he was also a member of the armed forces. it is-- it is extremely worrisome and scary, especially
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to the police officers involved. >> reporter: dorner was fired by the l.a. police department in 2008 after filing a false brutality complaint against a fellow officer. a document dorner is believed to have posted on his facebook page listed 11 people targeted for revenge. it says, "the violence of action will be high. i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in l.a.p.d. uniform, whether on or off duty. you will now live the life of the prey." investigators believe dorner's rampage began on sunday with the more than of monica quan and her fiance in a parked car. quan's father is a retired los angeles police captain who represented dorner at disciplinary hearingses. dorner's facebook post said about captain randy quan: i never had the opportunity to have a family of my own. i'm terminating yours. >> lapd a specific target but all law enforcement is targeted. this is a vendetta against all the southern california law enforcement and it should be seen as such. >> reporter: police are so on
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edge earlier today they fired on a truck that matched the description of dorner's pickup. it was near one of the homes of his targetes, but it turns out it was not him. it was two women delivering newspapers. scott, they were both wounded but they're expected to survive. >> pelley: ben, thank you very much. senior correspondent john miller is a former assistant director of the f.b.i., and also a former commanding officer for the l.a.p.d. john, this is a real challenge for them. this man was trained by the lapd and not just trained-- i mean, he has certifications in intelligence and counter- intelligence. that's the tradecraft for being a spy, for someone who wants to fly under the radar or disappear or change their identity. he has been trained in heavy weapons. he has been deployed in war zones. he has been trained in urban warfare tactics, and after that, going through the l.a.p.d.ctic academy, he was certainly trained in all the tactics training and procedure of the l.a.p.d., so he knows how they work, too., it makes him formidable.akes >> pelley: how do they go after him, then? >> reporter: this is a very
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interesting case. essentially, he's turned their role inside out. he has taken the hunters and made them part of the hunted. there are special assets, some of which used to come under myom command, like the special investigations section, and these are guys who are highly trained surveillance experts. they can disappear into a neighborhood, but they're also heavily armed trained marksmen and very tactically proficient. they'll pull out all the stops and put their best people on it. >> pelley: the manhunt goes on. john, thank you very much. >> pelley: another big story tonight, on the east coast. two winds blowing tonight a low-pressure storm system rolling out of the midwest will soon collide with another system coming out of the southeast. where they meet will be a classic nor'easter with blizzard conditions. blizzard warnings are already up from northern new jersey to maine, and in some of the nation's most important transportation hubs, at least 1600 flights have been canceled
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so far. david bernard is our weather consultant. david, what can we expect tonight? >> scott, all the ingredientsin are coming together for that powerhouse area of low pressure.stor what i want to do is show you those two systems are going to come together right here on the outer banks of north carolina. snow will be breaking out across most of new england tomorrow maybe even in the coastal areas. and during the day tomorrow and by tomorrow evening, heavy snow over the entire region, maybe right along the coast and in new york, we might be mixing a little bit. and during the day saturday, a full-blown blizzard for southeastern new england. late in the day saturday, we might start to get a little bit of an improvement there. how much snow are we talking about? this pink area, that could be up to two feet of snow acrosseet southeastern new england, andla even this purple area we now extend into northern new jersey, including new york-- we could be talking about well over a foot of snow if all the ingredients come together. >> pelley: david, what are the dangers here? >> well, the big danger is the
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blizzard conditions. what does a blizzard exactly mean? we showed you how much snow we're going to expect, but when you're talking about a blizzard, you're talking about powerful winds. wi in this case, we would see gusts up to 60 miles per hour. that means power outages will be likely, and near-zero visibility at times, scott. so people are going to have to be prepared to shelter in place where they are, and they might be stuck there for a while iftuck they're in the hardest hit regions. h >> pelley: david, thanks very much. in massachusetts, the governor is urging schools to close and he's ordered non-essential state workers to stay home tomorrow. the airports with the most cancellations tonight arerpor newark, boston, and laguardia. it is the first big storm after a fairly mild winter so far, and m here is more from terrell brown. >> reporter: many new england towns spent the day preparing for the storm. it could be as brutal as the blizzard that slammed into the region in 1978. back then, about 100 people wereut 1 killed and thousands wereed stranded.
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the northeast blizzard in december 2010 cost retailers $1 billion in sales as customers stayed home and stores closed.se but this storm could meantorm salvation. at the blue hills ski arealue outside boston, they've had two seasons with below-average snowfall. how big of a deal is this? >> this is a big deal for us. this is what it's all about. >> reporter: general manager vero piacentini says his resort got just eight inches of snow last year. that forced them to spend $250,000 on snow making. >> you go into last year whereo you know, we were just scraping it all together trying to keep the ski area open. and then, you get into a year like this where it doesn't get any better right now. >> reporter: the low snowfall has been a brief respite for battered city and state budgets. last winter, low snow totals saved providence, rhode island $1.2 million; in manchester, new hampshire, $636,000. and boston saved more thand bo $11 million. much of the savings were put back into other city services.
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and, scott, with forecasters predicting up to 30 inches of snow here, schools have already been closed tomorrow, and the airport here-- the main airport, logan-- has been closed. it will be closed tomorrow afternoon and remain closed through the day on saturday.st p >> pelley: terrell, thank you. the man president obama wants as the central intelligence agency had his confirmation hearing today. john brennan's testimony was bankrupt several times by protesters who object to u.s. drone strikes overseas. brennan was the architect of that program. among those killed by the strikes was an american citizen who was a member of al qaeda in yemen. bob orr followed the hearing today. >> reporter: as president obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, john brennan has overseen a five-fold increase in drone strikes against suspected terrorists. brennan today told the senate intelligence committee those strikes are critical for national security, but brennan
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said he'd rather capture terrorists than kill them. >> we only take such actions as a last resort to save lives when there's no other alternative to taking an action that's going to mitigate that threat.ep >> reporter: brennan defended a policy permitting americans to be targeted if they're actively plotting with al qaeda. oregon senator ron wyden objected. >> it's the idea of giving any president unfettered power to kill an american without checks and balances that is so troubling. every american has the right to know when their government believes it's allowed to kill them. >> reporter: the committee also questioned brennan about the enhanced interrogation techniques, or e.i.t.s, used to question al qaeda terrorists. brennan was a high-ranking cia officer when the bush administration employed those harsh tactics. but brennan said he had no direct role in the program. >> i had expressed my personal objections and views to my... ob some agency colleagues about
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certain of those e.i.t.s, such as water-boarding, nudity, and others, where i professed my, such personal objection to it, but iwh did not try to stop it. >> reporter: brennan said water- boarding should never have been approved and would never be used under his leadership. he also revealed he helped kill a plan in 1998 to launch a mission to capture osama bin laden. >> because it was not well grounded in intelligence, and its chance of success were minimal. >> reporter: in the end, the hearing was not as contentious as the white house had feared. there's no reason, scott, to think that brennan's nomination is in any kind of trouble. >> pelley: bob, thanks very much. while they debate how the droneson are being used, the technology behind them is advancing rapidly. today, drones used to attack targets are flown by remote control by pilots on the ground.d. but a new generation has no pilot at all; they can be completely guided by computer. david martin got a look at one of these today, a new stealth
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aircraft for the navy. >> reporter: it looks like a stealth bomber and can carry 4,000 pounds of weapons. but there's no pilot in the cockpit. navy captain jamie engdahl is director of what is called the x47-b project. >> it is an autonomous vehicle so it's flying itself. >> reporter: it looks an awful lot like a stealth bomber. >> it's a very unique aircraft.wf >> reporter: this afternoon, responding to a computer program, the x47-b, launched from a land-based catapult from a navy test facility in maryland.d so, how did that test go? >> the test went very well. and it's very significant, because this is the first time that we're actually doing catapult shots with a vehicle with nobody in the cockpit. >> reporter: the x47-b has already performed taxi tests aboard the u.s.s. "truman" and will attempt its first unmanned takeoff and landing from anar aircraft carrier. >> we're working the carrier schedules right now, so some
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time this spring or summer. >> reporter: some time this spring or summer, it will take off and land on a carrier? >> that's correct. >> reporter: the navy has not yet decided to arm the x47-b. it could be used for other missions such as surveillanceions and electronic jamming of enemy air defenses. but it could also be used to strike heavily defended targets without risking a pilot's life. a plane like that could one day carry weapons. >> yes. >> reporter: putting armed drones on an aircraft carrier would give the navy capability to launch unmanned flights virtually anyplace in the world. >> the biggest thing is you don't have to worry about permission from other countries to operate a vehicle from v foreign airfields. >> reporter: the x47-b is not scheduled to reach the fleet until 2017, but when it doest drone warfare will go to a whole new level. >> pelley: fascinating, david. thank you. you can see more of david's report on the future of drones this sunday on "cbs sunday
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in washington state. the planes were grounded three weeks ago after batteries overheated twice. one of the batteries caught fire. sharyl attkisson has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: today, federal investigators revealed the fire aboard the dreamliner in boston last month began with a short circuit in one of the lithium ion battery's eight cells. that caused a dangerous condition known as thermal runaway, where a short spreads to other cells in an uncontrolled chemical chain reaction. the fire topped 500 degrees fahrenheit. it's something boeing's development studies didn't predict. chairman of the national transportation safety board, deborah hersman, says boeing was also incorrect in estimating a dreamliner battery would heat up and smoke less than once in 10 million flight hours. >> we have seen two events on two aircraft less than two weeks apart. >> reporter: hersman says that's good reason to question the entire process the f.a.a. used to certify the dreamliner's
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battery system as safe and air worthy. when the dreamliner was developed, federal guidelines for its planned use of lithium ion batteries didn't exist. so the f.a.a. issued so-called "special conditions" and relied largely on boeing's own studies to approve the plane. eventually, guidelines for the batteries were created in 2008. they require specific technical tests to prove the battery's safety casing would contain and any fire and prevent a possible explosion. but the dreamliner was grandfathered in and didn't have to meet them. former national transportation safety board member john goglia said that may change. should boeing have to go back in light of the questions and meet that standard that's in effect today? >> now that they're in a certification review, the f.a.a. may very well hold them to the highest standard. >> reporter: late today, boeing said it will not hesitate to make changes that will improve testing products and processes. as far as the investigation, investigators say they're
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the new speed guidelines on lane-splitting... why the c-h-p can't enforce them. next on k-p-i-x 5 news weather talent appears at wx center with generic pinpoint filling monitor then we take special sponsored 7-day graphic it's been about a month since russian president vladimir putin banned americans from adopting russian children. it was widely seen as retaliation for a new u.s. law that targets russians who violate human rights. well, at the time, 1,000 american families were in the middle of the adoption process. elaine quijano met one of those families, and tonight she has an update. >> reporter: we first met robert and kim summers a month ago. they were just weeks away from picking up their new son, preston, from a russian orphanage when vladimir putin announced a ban on americans adopting russian children. >> i cannot put it into words how my wife and i feel right now. and we ask president putin,
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please, consider alternate means, but don't let these children suffer. [ crying ] >> please. that's all we ask. >> reporter: despite the ban, the summers decided to travel to russia. when you left for russia, did you know for sure that you would be able to bring preston home? >> we did not know. we just prayed and kept the faith and just kept believing that, you know, all of our efforts would pay off. >> reporter: it was mid-january and they visited preston in his orphanage outside moscow. they finalized his paperwork and went to pick up his passport at a russian government office. >> she looked at it and she said, in russian, americans? i thought there was a ban on americans. how can we give them this passport? >> we held our breath and i gasped for air and i said, oh, no. please, don't let us go through all this and we're going to have problems.
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>> reporter: they returned the next day and found out that the ban did not apply to them because a judge had already signed off on their adoption before the law was passed. five days later, they left russia and brought preston home. >> robert and i looked at each other and we said, it's over, it's over. and i can't even tell you the relief and how elated we are. i completely understand when a mother says that she takes one look at her newborn child and instantly is in love with that child. i love you. i'm in love with him. thank you. i'm in love with him, and i do believe that he's in love with us, too. >> reporter: the state department estimates just 50 american families whose adoptions have been approved by judges will be allowed to leave russia with their new children. the summers consider themselves blessed to be among them.
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elaine quijano, cbs news, freehold, new jersey. >> and that's the "cbs evening news" for tonight. for all of us at cbs news all around the world, good night. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good evening, i'm allen martin. >> i'm elizabeth cook. new developments tonight in the manhunt for an ex-lapd officer turned suspected cop killer. police say they located the vehicle that was the subject of a search all the way back to the bay area and beyond. but christopher dorner is still nowhere to be found. police say he is out for revenge after being fired from the force. he is suspected of shooting three officers today killing one of them and authorities don't think he has any plans to stop. the manhunt has expanded from
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california to nevada, arizona and mexico. but right now, police are also focused on a major find in the mountains not far from los angeles. cbs reporter edward lawrence has been tracking this case all day. he joins us live from southern california with the late details. edward. >> reporter: liz, they focused on the big bear area because they found the truck that they say belongs to christopher dorner. the san bernardino sheriff confirms there are tracks in the snow that lead away from that -- one set of tracks that leads away from the truck into the woods. they followed that track. those tracks ended and they did not find dorner. there's 125 officers up there going door to door with residents who do live there and they are also searching the area to find him. >> massive manhunt. >> reporter: police say this burned-out car in the mountains of big bear, california, belongs to a former cop-turned- killer wanted for a shooting rampage that left at least three people dead including a police officer.
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>> of course he knows what he's doing. we trained him. he was also a member of the armed forces. it is extremely worrisome and scary. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect is former lapd officer and navy reservist christopher dorner who posted an online manifesto threatening police officials and their families. christopher dorner was fired from the police force in 2008 for making false statements. the shooting here at riverside left one officer dead and another one seriously injured. police say dorner ambushed the officers down there at a red light and they didn't have a chance to defend themselves. police say dorner also shot two officers in the nearby city of corona grazing one of them. the officers were providing security for police officials mentioned in dorner's manifesto. >> this is a vendetta against all of southern california law enforcement. >> reporter: in the city of torrence, police who were protecting another potential target in dorner's manifesto mistakenly shot and wounded two people in a pickup truck officers believed to be dorner's.